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“LOVE! SPAM”: Tastes and Tales of War, Foreign Occupation, and Luncheon Meat in Post-WWII Okinawa, by Mire Koikari


Please join us Friday, April 11th in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) at 3:00pm for a talk by UHM Women’s Studies Associate Professor Mire Koikari. Professor Koikari will relate the significance of luncheon meat (aka SPAM) in Okinawa and its role as a narrative nexus for Okinawan expression on a variety of […]

UHM Chancellor visits Dr. Sen in Kyoto

Dr. Genshitsu Sen, retired grand tea master, hosted UHM Chancellor Tom Apple at Urasenke on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Kyoto.  Dr. Sen also welcomed UH Foundation Vice President Lori Admiral, Vice Chancellor for International Programs and SPAS Dean R. Anderson Sutton, and CJS Director Mary McDonald.  Behind the historic Kabutomon gate, the 300-year-old Konnichian […]

Adam Wesely and David Nguyen Receive Monbukagakusho Awards

On Friday, March 28, Consul General of Japan in Honolulu Toyoei Shigeeda presented Monbukagakusho research scholarships to two UHM graduate students.  From April 2014 Adam Wesely, in East Asian Languages and Literatures, will study late 19th century literature about Hokkaido at Hokkaido University.  David Nguyen, in Urban and Regional Planning, will research disaster mitigation and […]

Rivalry among Major Newspapers in Japan on the “Comfort Women” Issue, by Shunichi Takekawa

Please join us Friday, April 4th at 3:30pm in the Tokioka Room (Moore Hall 319) for a talk by Shunichi Takekawa entitled “Rivalry among Major Newspapers in Japan on the “Comfort Women” Issue.”  Professor Takekawa will discuss the public discourse surrounding the treatment of “comfort women” in Japan’s major newspapers from the 1990s onward.  […]

Dr. Nakano on Single Women in Asia

On Friday, February 21, Lynne Nakano, Professor and Department Chair of Japanese Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, related popular conceptions of and alarm over the growing number of marriagable but marriageless women in Asia.  She also reported on her experience interviewing single women in three Asian cities: Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo.  Dr. […]